Joseph Polchinski

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Joseph Polchinski (May 16, 1954 – February 2, 2018) was an American theoretical physicist and string theorist.[1] He was born in White Plains, New York. Polchinski wrote the two-volume textbook String Theory, published in 1998. Among his many contributions to theoretical physics, D-branes are the best known. In 2008 he won the Dirac Medal for his work in superstring theory.[2] He won the 2017 Fundamental Physics Prize.[3]

Polchinski died on February 2, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 63.[4]

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  1. "Joe Polchinski (1954-2018): La teoría de cuerdas está de luto". La Ciencia de la Mula Francis (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. Leachman, Shelly (December 5, 2016). "Another Major Breakthrough". University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. Yang, Henry T. (2 February 2018). "Obituary: Professor Emeritus Joseph Polchinski". UC Santa Barbara.